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Re: Case

From:Josh Brandt-Young <neonwave7@...>
Date:Friday, July 16, 1999, 4:38
On Thu, 15 Jul 1999 23:22:47 -0400 Padraic Brown
<pbrown@...> writes:

>> I read a brief grammar of Romanian that claimed the existence of >five >> cases [snip]
>All I can say is that the inscription >changes (drastically) from "Carol I Domnul Romaniei" to "Carol I Rege >al Romaniei" and especially to "Carol II Regele Romanilor".
>From my grammar of Romanian...
There are indeed two true cases (plus vocative if it exists) as Nik stated; here are a few paradigms: "lup" (wolf) Sg. Pl. N/A -def lup lupi +def lupul lupii G/D -def lup lupi +def lupului lupilor "arbore" (tree) Sg. Pl. N/A -def arbore arbori +def arborele arborii G/D -def arbore arbori +def arborelui arborilor "cas@" (house) Sg. Pl. N/A -def cas@ case +def casa casele G/D -def case case +def casei caselor It gets really bizarre when you have an /l/ at the end of a word that gets "palatalized out of existence" (as Comrie says)...ahem: copil = child copii = children copiii = the children Hmm. Three of any letter in a row just gets on my nerves for some reason. :) ---------- Josh Brandt-Young <neonwave7@...> "After the tempest, I behold, once more, the weasel." (Mispronunciation of Ancient Greek) ___________________________________________________________________ Get the Internet just the way you want it. Free software, free e-mail, and free Internet access for a month! Try Juno Web: